Maintenance Worker

Status: Open | Site: Edmonton Region - Edmonton, Alberta | Department: Accommodations | Closing Date: Sep 27, 2021

At Shepherd’s Care Foundation (SCF), as a faith-based not-for-profit, person-centered care is the foundation for all we do in providing care and other human services.  All persons are to be treated with dignity and respect in every interaction.  Working for SCF requires the highest standards of personal behavior and ethics, and it is an on-going condition of employment that employees comply with the Behaviour Standards.

About the Maintenance Worker Opportunity

Permanent - Full Time (77.5 hour bi-weekly) - On Call Is Required

Under direction of the Maintenance Manager and within the Mission and Values of Shepherd’s Care Foundation, the Maintenance Worker performs maintenance duties and upkeep of existing residential and service area, as well as seasonal grounds keeping. There is extensive involvement with employees, residents and family/visitors. The Maintenance Worker provides support to residents, their family and visitors in an environment that enables independence, safety, dignity and high quality care to the resident’s well being. A sound knowledge of repair and maintenance procedures, excellent customer service and excellent organizational skills are required to carry out the broad variety of duties.


  • Performs minor equipment and structural repairs to walls, ceiling, and flooring, including, touch up painting of door frames, replacement of damaged parts or components of faulty electrical fixtures, cover plates, duplex receptacles, light bulbs and ballasts.
  • Replacement of damaged or faulty plumbing fixtures such as defective washers in taps, ballcock units float assemblies, flapper valves flush levers, toilet tanks and bowls. Other duties include auguring of plugged sewer lines, cleaning and changing filters, and drain traps.
  • Maintains building accessibility and appearance by removing ice and snow from walkways and parking areas, maintaining lawn and surrounding landscape, cleaning maintenance areas, collects and transports trash to disposal/recycling area.
  • Performs minor repairs and parts replacement on grounds equipment and machinery.
  • Moves furniture, equipment, and materials.
  • Performs duties and operates tools and equipment in a safe manner.  Follows all guidelines and procedures concerning safe work practices, isolation, lockout and the use of personal protective equipment.
  • Assists in the protection of residents and staff by completing assigned safety and preventative maintenance inspections of various building areas, and systems located throughout the facility.
  • Maintains an inventory of regularly used parts and equipment, by following established purchase and reorder protocols.
  • Ensures all records and documentation are prepared and reported on in a timely manner.
  • Watches external contractors as is able.
  • Repairs and advises department staff on workability of assigned equipment (e.g. vacuum cleaners, kitchen equipment).
  • On a monthly basis does extensive cleaning of the maintenance shop; checks on fire extinguishers; filter change outs; tests emergency lighting packs.
  • Have the ability to troubleshoot plumbing, electrical (regular and low voltage) and mechanical problems.
  • Have a working knowledge of metal fabrication and understand the principles of Mig welding.
  • Have a working knowledge of HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning).
  • Manage time effectively in order to complete service orders and other duties on a timely basis.
  • Daily checks general shipping area and delivers boxes to appropriate location.  Checks packing slip to ensure quantities and submits to the Reception Desk.
  • Promote a safe environment for residents, team and self.
  • Utilize the reporting process for Employee Injury and Hazardous conditions and resident unusual incidents.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and adhere to infection control policies and procedures.
  • Attend relevant workshops, seminars and conferences and apply learning to workplace.
  • Demonstrates commitment to learning new skills, methods and ideas, and to broaden experience through work on projects and committees.
  • Participates in the “on call” roster.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.



  • Completion of Grade 12 education or recognized equivalent, and Building Operators “B” certificate or equivalent is desirable.
  • Certificate in Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems course is preferred.
  • CPR Certificate is preferred.


  • 6 months to one year previous experience in a commercial or institutional setting is necessary.
  • Experience working with the elderly, chronically ill or the disabled is an asset.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to work as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Good written/verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent ability to assess work needs, prioritize and adapt to changing routines.
  • Good body mechanics and lifting/transferring techniques.
  • A demonstrated commitment to the mission, values and beliefs of the Shepherd’s Care Foundation.
  • Courtesy, caring and respect for residents, families, visitors, medical staff, co-workers, supervisors, and other members of the multidisciplinary team.
  • Awareness of accident and injury prevention, hazard identification and control; adherence to safe work practices and procedures; responsibility for maintaining wellness and reduced absenteeism.
  • Excellent observation skills and ability to determine urgency or reportable incidents.
  • Presentation of a positive image of the organization in the community.

The successful applicant will be required to obtain a Vulnerable Sector check with the City of Edmonton Police. Apply by completing the application and uploading cover letter/resume. We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. However, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Shepherd’s Care Foundation is "Living Life in a Caring, Christian Environment."

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